2017 MLB Draft Grades: Houston Astros


Best Pure Hitter: OF J.J. Matijevic (2s) blossomed in his junior year at Arizona hitting .383 after hitting .376 the summer before in the Cape Cod League. His emergence came after he simplified his swing, taking away a big leg kick and emphasizing an uphill bat path to develop loft. He impressed Astros scouts with his bat to ball skills and developing power. He got off to a slow start as a pro, but he has the potential to be a plus hitter.

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